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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for April 2016:

Classic:
>Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.
— Thomas Jefferson, letter, 1816.

 

Direct:
To educate people means to train them, yes, but constantly to go beyond training: to foster discussion and debate, field questions and encourage independent work, counter fragmentation by demanding wholeness, thus to enable people to become still more, thus to set them free.
First Sociology, 1982, p. 395.

Garden moment for April 2016:

An introduction long ago from Europe, the wood anemone has naturalized in many parts of Southern Ontario.


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